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Old 08-06-2002, 01:44 PM   #1
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Question Gnome/KDE Startup Issues when Network Unavailable

Normal Startup:

Boot, get all boot messages, lots of "OK".. eventually get to a GUI login screen for Gnome or KDE (You can select between the two).
Network is not required to run anything, no server needed for login, it's the ONLY linux box at the moment.

Network is out:

Boot, Login Messages, Long pause while ethernet (eth0) times out, failure. eventually get to COMMAND LINE linux login.

How do I get it to boot properly without network? I imagine it's simple, but I'm a winDoze/Mac guy who is lacking in time to fiddle.

also- is it possible start gnome from cmmand prompt?

FYI- it's RedHat Linux 7.3



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Old 08-06-2002, 03:37 PM   #2
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Try to disable the NIC at boot or do it from the command line type ifconfig eth0 down

If you want to start X from the command line type startx.

If you want to switch between (let's say Gnome and KDE) type switchdesk [the name windows manager]
Old 08-06-2002, 04:47 PM   #3
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I get the same problem specifically when the network is down.

Never could figure out why.
Old 08-07-2002, 09:54 AM   #4
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I added the hostname to /etc/hosts so gnome could find itself without a DNS server and it works now!

Thanks guys, the startx command shed enough light on the problem.



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